Netherlands scored 14 goals
Three-time champions the Netherlands recorded a record 14–0 victory over debutants Chile. This earned them a direct quarter-final berth, while Malaysia pulled off an upset by beating New Zealand 3-2 to finish second in Pool C. Netherlands topped Pool C with nine points from three wins in three matches, while Malaysia finished second with six points from two wins.
The record for the biggest win in the Hockey World Cup was earlier held by world number one team Australia, who beat South Africa 12-0 in New Delhi. The Netherlands, three-time World Cup winners and runners-up in the last two editions, earned 18 penalty corners and converted six. In the other Pool C match, No. 11 Malaysia beat No. 9 New Zealand 3-2.
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